• 2019 “Christmas Forest” Winners

    The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is all about tradition.  One tradition that started in 2008 as part of the 7th Annual Christmas At The Crescent Celebration was the “growing” of the “Christmas Forest”, an effort to raise money for local and area charities.  In the past 11 years this forest has now harvested $43,483 in local area charitable contributions, that’s more than $3,900 per year. “This town, this region, this state have provided such a wonderful environment for our hotel’s success, it is only right that we, the Crescent and Basin Park Hotels, always give something back.  It is our way of saying, ‘Thank you.’” said Jack Moyer, executive…

  • “Christmas at The Crescent” Week Surrounds You

    Every year, the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa plans out of a week full of fun and holiday experiences during their “Christmas at The Christmas”, December 7-13.  This year is wonderfully exceptional. On that Saturday, you arrive in this Ozark village called Eureka Springs in time to take the Preservation Society’s “Christmas Tour of Homes”.  That evening you’ll stumble across the hotel’s Christmas Forest Tree Lighting Ceremony where 30 trees, each decorated by local charity, come alive illuminating this spa resorts mountaintop acreage. Sunday morning you might opt to unwind with a little Yoga Flow prior to your visit to the Crystal Dining Room for Santa’s Brunch.  This feast,…

  • This haunted hotel might have a portal to the “other side”

    by Syjil Ashraf, MSN The ‘Most Haunted Hotel in America‘ Was Once a Crooked Cancer “The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in America. Over the years, many guests have reported ghost sightings and other paranormal activity, a fact that was known to Marty and Elise Roenigk when they bought the hotel in 1997. As a result, the Roenigks hired two certified mediums to do a reading of the building. The mediums found that the hotel showed signs of being a portal “to the other side,” as in a “dimension that holds the spirits of the dead” and can be accessed by those “on the same…

  • Ghostly Legend at America’s Most Haunted Hotel Enhanced in 2019

     For decades upon decades the stories of “the Baker    years” at the 1886 Crescent Hotel have been told.  With no living eyewitnesses to these stories, they were mere legend.  It wasn’t until earlier this year that actual proof of these stories was literally uncovered when the Arkansas Archeological Survey team carefully uncovered the secret bottle grave of the Crescent’s most infamous resident owner, Norman Baker. Also unearthed, it seems, was additional paranormal activity further validating this historic resort, located atop the Arkansas Ozarks, as “America’s most haunted hotel”.  This ghostly moniker has now been chiseled into granite… or more accurately stated: limestone, the predominate rock formations of Crescent Mountain. Baker,…

  • Halloween Seance

    On the heels of last year‘s Amazing and Hair-Raising Séance – Intrigue Theater’s Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay return to the Crystal Ballroom to present an evening of Mysteries that embody the Legends and History of Eureka Springs’ Crown Jewel – the Crescent Hotel. BUY TICKETS The Crescent Hotel: The Crescent Hotel’s legacy is built on many different personalities, and none were more notorious than that of Dr. Norman Baker. But long before he was a “doctor” he was starstruck with the highest grossing performer on the Vaudeville circuit, Ms Anna Eva Fay – the indescribable phenomenon. The Original Ghost Talker: She was born of the spiritualist movement and could see…

  • Labor Day Weekend Kickoff Party

    Labor Day Weekend Activities (Free to Guests of the Crescent Or Basin Park Hotels) Book Your Stay for the Weekend Friday 8/30 10AM-New Moon & You 10AM-Watercolor Class 11AM-Garden Tour 5PM-7PM-Labor Day Weekend Kickoff Party @ Frisco Sporting Club- Full Picnic Menu, decorations, and all games offered. 7PM-9PM-Frisco Sporting Club Open to Public-$5 Hatchet Throwing Saturday 8/31 8:30AM-Basin Park Hotel Yoga 9AM-Active Farmers Market Walk 10AM- Yoga (Weather permitting) 11AM-Garden Tour 2PM-Hatchet Throwing 5PM-7PM- Last Blast of Summer Pool Party! Including Ice cream floats and fun pool activities. 7PM-9PM-Frisco Sporting Club Open to Public-$5 Hatchet Throwing Sunday 9/1 8:30AM-Basin Park Hotel History Tour 10AM-New Moon & You 10AM- Rubber Stamp Carving 3PM-High Times in…

  • Celebrating over a Winter Weekend with Friends

    When the Summer crowds dwindle and the fall leaves are down, out emerges a more intimate feel to the Castle that sits high atop Crescent Mountain.  Mountain Lodge best describes the winter months in Eureka Springs at the Crescent Hotel; where couples escape; friends travel and families celebrate together. This is a unique time for weddings and celebrations. Consider reconnecting to family and friends as you welcome them to your special place for a winter weekend and wedding celebration.  Call your “House Party” to the Bridal Studio in the New Moon Spa & Salon to plan & personalize The Crystal Dining Room for your ceremony and celebration. The hotel will…

  • It is time for your family to start a new tradition

    Traditions change with time and sometimes time changes a tradition.  But for the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa one thing has not changed.  During the proud 132-year history of this “symbol of Arkansas hospitality” families have come to rely on The Crescent as the place to make holiday season lifetime memories.  That is why families flock here to this mountaintop spa resort, a proud member of Historic Hotels of America, every year from Thanksgiving through New Years for family reunions and informal gatherings of sort. “We started coming to the Crescent Hotel during the holiday season several years ago for a mini-winter vacation and to enjoy such novelties as the…

  • Summertime at The 1886 Crescent Hotel Lots of ideas

    Families make history with each vacation to the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Arkansas’ premier mountaintop spa resort, for many reasons. Families tell us the Crescent Hotel’s unique family resort activities and the family playground of Eureka Springs, Arkansas are the top two. And for this summer, those two are even better. The Crescent has recently added Frisco Sporting Club which features supervised hatchet throwing, disc golf, cornhole toss, giant chess-n-checkers, mammoth Jenga, hammock hangs, and a fire pit on cool evenings; New Moon Spa Fitness Room featuring Woodway Treadmills and Peloton Bikes, the most convenient and immersive indoor cycling experience; scenic trails for historical hiking and thrilling mountain…

  • Bizarre Discovery at a Eureka Springs (AR) Mountaintop Spa Resort Reads Like a Chilling Novel

    CHAPTER ONE On February 5, 2019, while working to extend a parking pad at the north end of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa’s 15 acres of mountaintop property, a chance discovery was made by the hotel’s landscape gardener, Susan Benson.  There in that first scoop of dirt were a couple strange, medical-looking bottles.  Knowing part of the hotel’s history that it was once a “cancer curing hospital” in the late 1930s, Benson called the hotel’s ghost tour manager, Keith Scales.  Upon his arrival, Scales realized the bottles he was looking at were identical to those that appeared on an advertising poster of the late Norman Baker, the charlatan who…